Spend a day honouring Canada’s military heroes? Here are five great day trip ideas that will help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

 

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    Fly In a Vintage Aircraft or Get Up Close to the Avro Lancaster

    Hamilton’s Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum boasts one of the world’s largest displays of operational aircraft. This distinctive delta-shaped building houses over 40 historic aircraft, and it’s where you can see the only flying Avro Lancaster in North America.

  • 2

    Visit a Castle

    Dundurn National Historic Site was built in the 1830’s on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813.

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    Become a War of 1812 Enthusiast

    Visit Chiefswood National Historic Site to discover the important role Six Nations warriors played in the War of 1812 or take a trip to Battlefield House Museum & Park for the re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek. For all things 1812, download the free Route 1812 Mobile App and take an interactive trip through the past as you drive or cycle along this historic trail through Southern Ontario.

  • 4

    Satisfy Your Inner Military Buff

    Investigate the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837-38, the Boer War and World War I at the Hamilton Military Museum, known for its reconstructed World War I trench. At Southern Ontario’s largest military museum, the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford, you’ll find collections from the War of 1812 to the present day, restored vehicles and artifacts from the army, navy, and air force.

  • 5

    Tour Canada's Most Decorated Warship

    A visit to the HMCS Haida in Hamilton will give you a first-hand appreciation for the challenges faced by the ship’s outrageous crew during those decisive and important sea battles.

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November 22

Sip and Paint

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Road Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

6:30-9:30 pm, Cost: $73.45 includes HST

Now thru November 16

Puddicombe Farms – Pick Your Own

Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery

1468 #8 Highway, Winona, Hamilton, Ontario L8E 5K9

May - June & November - December: Wed-Sun 10am-5pm or by appointment. July - October:...

Now thru January 6

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden Experience

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

1.5 hour experience. Minimum 15 persons.

December 6

Delicious Desserts: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        6:30 PM...

November 29 - January 1

Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

Tourism Brantford

20 Ava Rd., Brantford, N3T 5G9

Now thru October 27

Giant Corn Maze at Stonehaven Farms

Stonehaven Farms

7388 Guelph Line, Milton, ON, Canada

Open Saturday & Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm

Now thru October 28

Whisper to the Moon

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Price: From $99 per person, meet up at 7:30 pm and ends 10:30-11:30pm

November 16 - January 5

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1L3

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day &...

Now thru October 30

Oakville Historical Society Ghost Walks

$12 per adult $6 for children 12 and under. Infants are free. No pets allowed....

November 30

Dough-Re-Me: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages:       6 years and up Cost:        $55 for 1...

Now thru November 18

Fall Colours Cycling Tour

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Now thru November 11

Fly in an Avro Lancaster!

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0

1 hour flight and 1 hour museum tour. 4 persons required for flight.

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